Gripping bear charm

Gripping bear charm

From 180 $

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A carefully handmade reproduction of a gripping bear charm, originally found in Bjerringbro Northen Jutland. Measuring just 2.5×1.5 cm, with astoundingly detailed for its small size. Conversely this is onlye one of 4 known examples of this Vikinge age gripping beast motif. Generally this is the only one with this amount of detail. Lastly if you want to learn more you can read the full story below.

Chain sold separately.

Made from:

Sterling silver or 18 kt. gold plated sterling silver.

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What is it?

Based on a find made by metal detectorist Sven-Erik, this gripping beast pendant, depicts a bear in Viking age Borre style. The original is skillfully rendered with carefully made facial details. The bear was seen as the Grand Father of the woods during the viking age. Not quite human, but human like enough to be understood as posessing human qualities. A way of understanding the bear which is still found among tribes of Siberia. As a spirit animal it imposes strength, courage and a deep rooted connection with the forest and its energies.